At Drive4Life we know that driving tests are not fixed. There are no quotas.
- Pupils like to blame a fail on quotas but conveniently forget to mention them when they pass.
Wouldn’t ld you tell your friends that you passed but only because too many others failed that day and they had to stick to their quotas? You can’t have it both ways, if you fail due to quotas then you pass due to quotas.
Here’s a Drive4Life example of how incorrect the quota theory is. Drive4Life had a request from another driving school asking if I could take their pupil on a driving test the next day because of illless and they couldn’t do it (in other words they knew the pupil had no chance and didn’t want to turn up for a test with him). Drive4Life took the pupil in my car as a professional favour but when on the test the pupil was awful. The pupil kept moving off when cars were about to pass, making them swerve or brake and he almost crashed four times. Despite that, and the people who the pupil nearly hit blasting their horns at them, and the examiner telling the pupil they wasn’t ready, and Drive4Life telling him he wasn’t ready, you guess why the pupil said why they failed? The pupil said it was all fixed and that’s why they had failed.
Another example is when a pupil tried to drive the wrong way down a one-way road. He refused to accept that he’d done anything wrong and said the examiner was racist and had quotas. Nothing to do with trying to go the wrong way down a one-way road then?
As for people saying they make more money from failing you and making you pay for another test, here’s why that theory is incorrect. A new test is £62. The tax you’d pay to the government on insuring your first car would be over £1000.00, not to mention the fuel, road tax etc. They make more from you passing, not failing!
Drive4Life have taken pupils to over 300 driving tests and sat in the back of the car in over a quarter of the tests. Not one has ever been fixed. We also know many examiners and they are not told to fix tests. They don’t have quotas. It is not fixed and if you didn’t pass you just weren’t good enough. The only people that say it’s fixed are people who are angry that they failed and won’t face up to the fact that they made a mistake.
According to new research it will cost the average learner £2,741 to gain their full qualification.
The average cost of a driving lesson is now £25.00, and with the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) recommending 47 hours of tuition under the supervision of a professional instructor, the total cost of lessons for a learner will be £1,175.00.
However, the DSA also recommends 22 hours of private practice under the supervision of a friend or family member who is over the age of 21 and has at least 3 years of driving experience.
This is where the biggest expense will be accrued as it is a legal requirement for the learner driver to be featured in a car insurance policy covering the vehicle they will be practising in. Data suggests that the average driver between the ages of 17-19 pays approximately £1,42.00 per year for motor insurance cover.
There are a number of other expenses to be considered as well, including the cost of actually taking the mandatory theory and practical tests. Even if the learner passes both of these first time, it will still cost £92.00 to complete the tests.
The Drive4Life team will always try to keep the learning costs reasonable but these costs are not fixed and depends on the speed of learning of the pupil. When the learning of skills are complete then Drive4Life ensure that the pupil gets as much driving experience as possible to get them ready for future driving.
Another variable cost to the pupil when passed their test is the option of Pass Plus when is an optional course taken with your Drive4Life instructor taking in night and motorway driving. The Drive4Life instructor will ALWAYS encourage the pupil to do at least two hours motorway driving but unfortunately these options are rarely taken due the above costs incurred by the pupil.